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Update: Media Reports, Public Tips Help Find 3 of 4 Out-of-Compliance Registered Sex Offenders
08/16/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Following last week's news release and several media stories about four out-of-compliance registered sex offenders from Marion County, Oregon State Police (OSP) Trooper Eric Edelbrock reports two of the four individuals voluntarily came in to update their registration information, a third person was caught after trying to evade arrest in Lincoln County, and a fourth hasn't been found but several tips should lead to her whereabouts.
 
In late July, OSP troopers and detectives targeted 23 out-of-compliance registered sex offenders in Marion County during a special sweep leading to the arrest of five out-of-compliance offenders. Since the sweep, four registered sex offenders were being sought because they remained out of compliance with registration requirements.
 
Since August 11, Jesse Greenelsh Sr., age 36, and David Wentz, age 57, contacted the OSP Salem Area Command office after seeing the story in the Salem Statesman Journal newspaper and are now in compliance with their registration requirements.
 
A tip came in advising Andrew David Zamora, age 26, was working at a Depoe Bay-area restaurant using a different last name of "Cunningham". Edelbrock contacted OSP troopers at the Newport Area Command office and provided them with the tip information. On Sunday, August 15, OSP troopers went to the restaurant to find Zamora and he tried to slip out the back door but walked into the hands of an OSP trooper. Zamora was arrested and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail on a Probation Violation warrant and two counts of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
 
Under the plan developed by Edelbrock, OSP detectives and troopers conducted the one-day sweep late July targeting 23 out-of-compliance registered sex offenders in Salem (17), Stayton (1), Aumsville (2), Woodburn (2), and Silverton(1) areas. Of the original 23 people, only one person, Valerie Regina Myers, age 34, has not been found but several tips came in and are being followed up to help find her.
 
Anyone with information regarding Myers location can contact Trooper Edelbrock at (503) 378-3387 ext. 31600.